One of the greatest film stars of all time, Elizabeth Taylor is probably best known for two things. Her role as Cleopatra in the 1963 film (of the same name) and her eight marriages to seven different men between 1951 and 1996.
She has twice won an Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Actress in the films Butterfield 8 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She has also been nominated on numerous other occassions for films including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Suddenly, Last Summer.
Elizabeth Taylor won her first movie contract at the age of nine and made a successful transition through to adult star and in 1963, she became the first movia actress to be paid $1mill for her role as Cleopatra. She then went on to star in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" - a role that many see as her finest and of course the role that landed her a Second Oscar for Best Acctress in 1966.
Elizabeth Taylor is one of the few real survivors from Hollywood's Golden Era. With a life that reads like a movie, she has had famous husbands, famous lovers, abused various substances and has had a number of scandals. Now in her seventy-sixth year, Elizabeth Taylor dedicates her time to business and to the fight against AIDS, a cause close to her heart.
So read on to find out more about this Hollywood icon and discover her films, some interesting facts about her life and see some of the classic photos.